USBP Arrests Illegal Alien with Firearm
JAMUL, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) agents arrested a man on Wednesday who arrived at the State Route (SR) 94 checkpoint with a loaded revolver.
Wednesday, agents assigned to the SR-94 checkpoint were conducting checkpoint operations when a white Nissan Altima approached the primary inspection area. During this immigration inspection, a search was conducted on the passenger which resulted in the discovery of a loaded 22-caliber handgun in one of the man’s pockets. The passenger was determined to be unlawfully present in the U.S. and is being criminally prosecuted for possession of a firearm by an inadmissible alien.
“Great work by our agents in securing the firearm and arresting this subject,” said Chief Patrol Agent Aaron Heitke. “Their hard work keeps our neighborhoods safe.”
To prevent the illicit smuggling of humans, drugs, and other contraband, the U.S. Border Patrol maintains a high level of vigilance on corridors of egress away from our Nation’s borders. To report suspicious activity to the U.S. Border Patrol, contact San Diego Sector at (619) 498-9900.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.